On Sunday, February 2, Historic Huguenot Street will present two programs that emphasize the contributions and sacrifices of the enslaved men and women who were a critical part of Huguenot Street’s—and America’s—past. The events begin at 2:00 pm at the Historic Huguenot Street Burial Ground with a public commemoration of the recently interred remains of an African male who likely lived his life in slavery on Huguenot Street. At 3:00 pm, the attention turns to Deyo Hall and the faces of freedom as distinguished historians Barbara Krauthamer, of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Deborah Willis, of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, discuss and then sign their acclaimed book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery. Their work brings together more than 150 photographs that powerfully evoke the lives of free and enslaved African Americans.
Refreshments will be served at Deyo Hall following the commemoration. For more information about these programs, contact Susan Stessin-Cohn at firstname.lastname@example.org.